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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Methil Renuka

Barclays

‘The Social Agenda Is A Business Agenda’

By Methil Renuka August 30, 2017
We are at Barclays Africa’s steel-and-glass offices in Africa’s richest square mile, Sandton, talking about a world far, far away – in rural Africa. A world where Zimbabw...
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Barclays
Civil society
Entrepreneurship

The Sugar And Petrol That Drives A Farmer

By Methil Renuka July 14, 2017
In Mauritius, sugarcane plantations, occupying roughly a third of the island, stand tall and proud. Just like Viju Gowreesunkur, who owns quite a few of them, and is a man who h...
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Entrepreneurship
Mauritius
3D-printing

‘Not Science Fiction, But Science Fact’

By Methil Renuka June 14, 2017
United States-based speaker, author and futurist Jack Uldrich was in Johannesburg recently for the 2017 Future of Health Summit held by FORBES AFRICA and Philips. Amid all the t...
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3D-printing
AI
African economy

The Sweet Smell Of Money, Sans The Sea

By Methil Renuka May 31, 2017
It is perfectly possible to be in Mauritius and not see a spot of sea. As a business traveler, if you are staying in any one of the upscale business hotels in the central...
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African economy
Business
December 2016

A Day In The Life Of A First Lady

By Methil Renuka December 1, 2016
When does a country become synonymous with its community? Just visit Rwanda on the last Saturday of any month, and you will see it here, in this hilly East African countr...
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December 2016
First Lady
Career

5 Minutes With Deepak Chopra

By Methil Renuka May 1, 2015
Five minutes, we are told, is all we will get with Dr Deepak Chopra, and there is a gaggle of journalists waiting to meet him, one by one, at the Michelangelo in Sandton, Johann...
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Career
Controversial
April 2015

5 Minutes with Deepak Chopra

By Methil Renuka April 1, 2015
Five minutes, we are told, is all we will get with Dr Deepak Chopra, and there is a gaggle of journalists waiting to meet him, one by one, at the Michelangelo in Sandton, Johann...
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April 2015
Dr Deepak Chopra
February 2015

Harrods, Heathrow, Home

By Methil Renuka February 1, 2015
Rwanda was known for genocide and gorillas until Rosette Chantal Rugamba put the country on the map.
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February 2015
Hotel des Mille Collines
Female

‘Malawians Should Not Shed Blood’

By Methil Renuka October 1, 2014
Joyce Banda is wearing a cheerful fuchsia-pink chitenge (African dress), but looks tired. We meet her in a Johannesburg hotel, where she has been staying on the return le...
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Female
Head of State